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Discover Your Heritage and Spend 12 Nights in Up To 3 Countries of Origin with Airfare & Lodging Plus Tickets to a Selection of Musical Venues and an Original Musical Score Composed & Performed by Kenneth McQueen III at a Local Venue of Choice

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Have you ever dreamt of following your roots to the land of your ancestors, discovering long-lost family secrets, and unraveling the fabric of your history that makes you YOU? For the winner of this auction, this dream come true as you trace your roots through travel and music across three countries of your choosing!

Your amazing experience will begin with a complimentary DNA test kit from My Heritage. Once the results of your DNA are received, the fun begins! First, you’ll select up to three countries of origin that pique your curiosity most (they do not need to be the countries that represent the largest percentage of your DNA).

Then, while a team of genealogists researches your family tree, a team of music historians will research the most influential composers of the era in which your ancestors inhabited each country AND prepare for your review a selection of opera houses and concert halls in those countries, where you will attend events that draw you ever closer to the music of your people.

That’s right, the next phase of your experience will include business class airfare for two and lodging for 12 nights in your selected countries of origin, where you will receive complimentary tickets to the world’s most famous musical venues, lose yourself in music created at the time your ancestors walked the very same streets on which you stand, and connect with your heritage in ways you never imagined.

This brings us to the culminating phase of your experience: the composition of an original musical score in the style and genre reflecting a country or region of your ancestral heritage by renowned Off-Broadway composer Kenneth McQueen III.

After your original composition is competed, Mr. McQueen will fly to your location and perform your composition and other select music from your countries of origin for you and up to 50 guests at a private gala, including hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

What a wonderful way to celebrate your heritage with family and friends!

Donated by: Kenneth McQueen and Other Friends of Safe Port Initiative

  • Experience will occur within the following date range(s):
    Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2020
  • Experience blackout dates: Holidays

Additional Lot Details
Additional Lot
  • Genealogical research experience is valid for 2 people.
  • At least one person must be 21.
  • Genealogical research will begin at the close of the auction (kits will sent to winning bidder, including a kit for a spouse or significant other). 
  • Genealogical results will take about 6-8 weeks. As results are in, the family tree research will begin.
  • The winner can select up to the 3 countries/locations upon learning of the results. Note Safe Port Initiative can assist winner with conducting research to help determine countries/location.
  • Lodging is valid for 12 nights, 13 days (between up to 3 countries). Please note winner and guest may spend 12 nights between 1 or 2 countries, if preferred.
  • Room taxes are included.
  • Room type: Hotel, bed and breakfast or flat, depending on the location selected by the winning bidder.
  • Includes roundtrip airfare for 2.
  • Location Restrictions: Government restrictions apply.
  • Airline is dependent on the winning bidder's point of origin and destination.
  • Seat Class: Business when possible (certain domestic flights in other countries do not offer business class options.)
  • Airfare must be roundtrip from the same departure and destination cities.
  • Airfare and accommodations must be used in conjunction with this experience.
  • Kenneth McQueen performance is valid for winner and up to 49 guests at a local venue.
  • Duration: 4 hours.
  • Local venue includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic).
  • Safe Port Initiative will reserve the local venue and coordinate the event. If the winning bidder doesn't have a local venue preference, they will be happy to assist and find the venue.
  • Local venue selected by the winning bidder must be approved by Safe Port Initiative.
  • Composition of musical score will take approximately 3-4 months (composition may begin prior, during or after travel, winner's choice)
  • Winning bidder and guest will participate in 6-9 musical venues throughout their travels, coordinated by Safe Port Initiative.
  • Musical venues will not be known in advance and are subject to availability.
  • The cost of food, beverages and activities outside of musical events are not included.
Lot #1488102

Rules & Regulations
Rules &
  • Experience cannot be resold or re-auctioned.
  • Blackout dates may apply.
  • We expect all winning bidders and their guests to conduct themselves appropriately when attending an experience won at Charitybuzz. Polite manners and respect for the generous donor and adherence to any rules or parameters are a must.
  • To be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon date, based on the donor's availability.

Shipping details

The minimum processing and handling charge for this item is $9.95.

The minimum shipping, handling and applicable insurance charge for non-tangible items is $9.95. Detailed redemption information will be emailed to the winning bidder. The minimum shipping charge for hard copies of tickets and certificates is $14.95. The minimum shipping charge for merchandise is $19.95 (shipments outside the U.S. are subject to additional shipping and customs fees). Tickets, certificates and merchandise are typically shipped with signature required, unless otherwise specified, via professional carrier. In some cases, tickets will be left at the venue's "Will Call" window under the winner's name. Merchandise is insured for the winning amount.

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Discover Your Heritage and Spend 12 Nights in Up To 3 Countries of Origin with Airfare & Lodging Plus Tickets to a Selection of Musical Venues and an Original Musical Score Composed & Performed by Kenneth McQueen III at a Local Venue of Choice


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